Healthy families. Thriving children.

Celebrating 44 years in the community, Thrivalaska serves children, families and early childhood educators in the interior, northern and southeast regions of Alaska. Thrivalaska was founded in 1974 during the Trans Alaska oil pipeline. Thrivalaska is a community based non-profit organization committed to the delivery of high quality services. Our core purpose is “helping children and families thrive.” Thrivalaska operates 4 major programs – Head Start Birth to Five, thread Resource & Referral, thread Child Care Assistance, and a School Age program at Pearl Creek Elementary School.


Thrivalaska is embedded in our community. We work with many agencies to help us accomplish our mission in helping children, families and early educators thrive! We partner with United Way agencies and others to assist our families with needed resources. We publish a Resource Directory each year for families enrolled in our programs. thread National […]


Thrivalaska needs you! Thrivalaska recognizes that people choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give back to our community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of […]


Invest in and shape the future of our children! Each year we touch the lives of over 5,000 children, families, and early educators. Your support is essential as we partner to build a stronger community starting with our youngest citizens. Thrivalaska is an early childhood services hub. Your contributions directly support our diverse programs: Head […]

What We Value

Education. Relationships. Play. Resilience. Best Practices. Diversity. That’s Thrivalaska.